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Staff Challenge: National Patient Safety Goals

Accreditation Insider, May 6, 2014

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What additional steps, besides the use of two patient identifiers, are required when preparing to administer blood or blood products?

Answer: NPSG #1 states at least the following should be involved in your process:
•    Match blood or blood product to the order
•    Match the patient to the blood or blood product
•    Use a two-person verification process unless you are using technology such as bar coding
 



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